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06-27-11, 08:25 AM
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Posted By slim_77

I agree with Andy. For sure, #1 is a better...

I agree with Andy. For sure, #1 is a better value. Wheels make a difference and the Mavics will last you.

The only set of Alex wheels I ever had I destroyed in a few months of hard riding on...
06-14-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By slim_77

easy spinning with a few min at LT/tempo just to...

easy spinning with a few min at LT/tempo just to keep the blood moving. No openers necessary, assuming you've already "raced" but I'll warm up just as long if not a little longer. I nearly always...
05-26-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By slim_77

Yep, drop straight back. Remember, (I assume you...

Yep, drop straight back. Remember, (I assume you ride clinchers) your ability to maneuver is severely hampered with a flat so making any serious adjustments could cause you to easily "fall down" and...
02-03-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,369
Posted By slim_77

^yep. after shoveling 2 feet of snow off the...

^yep. after shoveling 2 feet of snow off the sidewalk and streets yesterday with about 20 of my neighbor my back and shoulders are very, very sore. I don't wanna train.

up side...no one on my...
01-15-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59,818
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Posted By slim_77

So at 11am I was to have gone to the shop for a...

So at 11am I was to have gone to the shop for a computrainer session. Shop owner tells me names of other riders...one of whom is named Barry Wicks.

...hmmm. sounds familiar....
01-06-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By slim_77

too bad! :)

too bad! :)
01-05-11, 08:02 PM
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Views: 27,369
Posted By slim_77

I don't know that I will be able to get on the...

I don't know that I will be able to get on the trainer during the week after work, like ever.

predicted 2011 season: fail.
01-05-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By slim_77

yeah...that was an angry thread. cool! ...

yeah...that was an angry thread.

cool! which race are you guys hosting? I better put that on the cal now so I don't get trumped! ;)
01-05-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By slim_77

So, I saw on FB that John VandeVelde will be...

So, I saw on FB that John VandeVelde will be managing the temporary outdoor track. Looks like somethings are falling into place.

He's good.
01-04-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By slim_77

true. around hear we have two early season...

true.

around hear we have two early season crits on auto race tracks. Early in the year they don't have conflicts, as a promoter you won't need too many people keeping an eye on the course at...
01-02-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By slim_77

Like I said, I am not part of the project. I...

Like I said, I am not part of the project. I don't know the returns (financial returns are typically bad with tracks--hence the additional amenities and wind tunnel in this one) or the use studies...
01-01-11, 11:34 AM
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Posted By slim_77

Rode 3 hrs, base/tempo yesterday. First long...

Rode 3 hrs, base/tempo yesterday. First long ride of the season...but this one was a bit different. One of my teammates is friends with this guy...
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By slim_77

Location: Sweet home Chicago! The old US Steel...

Location: Sweet home Chicago! The old US Steel site on the south east side. Recent NY Times article on the site, nothing about the VeloCampus. ...
01-01-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By slim_77

Disclosure: I'm not involved in this project. ...

Disclosure: I'm not involved in this project.

I disagree. The sport as it exists now, road and track, is as close to elitist and white collar as you can get. That is a fact, so don't begrudge my...
01-01-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By slim_77

actually pretty good for one segment of the plan....

actually pretty good for one segment of the plan. there is a temp track to be built just off the CVC site this spring, as far as the full campus...at a cost of ~$50m, time will tell.

since this...
12-30-10, 07:44 PM
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Posted By slim_77

Excellent!

Excellent!
12-30-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 865
Posted By slim_77

Chicago VeloCampus

Hi Everyone. This is a double post from track racing.

This is some very exciting stuff happening in Chicago: (from the website)
The Chicago Velodrome is designed to appeal to all types of...
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By slim_77

Chicago VeloCampus

Hi Everyone.

This is some very exciting stuff: (from the website)
The Chicago Velodrome is designed to appeal to all types of athletes with a special emphasis on cyclists. The anchor of the...
12-30-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,369
Posted By slim_77

^ depends on whose company you keep. A coworker...

^ depends on whose company you keep. A coworker did that to some "designer" (read: damn good) cupcakes another coworker bought at a boutique bakery. I yelled at him.

lunch: steak sammich with...
12-30-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,004
Posted By slim_77

haven't touched the trainer yet. snow on the...

haven't touched the trainer yet. snow on the ground since Dec 1. 4 hrs this week outside. I'm slipping back into a transition. Regular riding starts in mid January, or thats the idea anyway.
...
12-22-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,150
Posted By slim_77

I dunno kensuf, Cat 5 is a great cat to learn how...

I dunno kensuf, Cat 5 is a great cat to learn how to react to others in a calm effective way...and to control your "holysnit! what-the-eff-is-he-doing" nerves.

well...then again, those nerves...
12-22-10, 12:36 PM
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Views: 642,333
Posted By slim_77

Question: I have a wired PT (SL)...can this be...

Question: I have a wired PT (SL)...can this be converted to a wireless device? Or is the antenna located inside the hub?

I have already emailed Saris, but have not heard back from them.
10-28-10, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,190
Posted By slim_77

I should qualify that statement. I mean to say...

I should qualify that statement. I mean to say one should be mentally prepared for the unknown.

Sure don't crash, but its racing and this stuff happens. The bigger and more complicated the event...
10-28-10, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,190
Posted By slim_77

This one is simple: don't crash out of the race...

This one is simple: don't crash out of the race in stage one like "someone" I know.

Because iif you do luck or fate will rob you of your chance (http://www.longsjo.com/Longsjo_Home.html)to go...
08-16-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,201
Posted By slim_77

I crashed twice this year. The first race back...

I crashed twice this year. The first race back was about conquering fear. Then I realized I still like bike racing. The second crash was not as bad as the fist, and still the first race back was...
07-13-10, 06:12 PM
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Views: 1,178,496
Posted By slim_77

Man, I love me a good smorgasbord of almost...

Man, I love me a good smorgasbord of almost anything. Hope the pain heals up quick!

I did my 3' intervals tonight in the same power range I was doing 5' intervals the week before Fitchburg. ...
07-13-10, 03:30 PM
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Posted By slim_77

I think I'm going to do some Vo2 max intervals...

I think I'm going to do some Vo2 max intervals tonight. Yes. That should hurt.

I don't want to get on the bike. But I will because I know I will feel great afterward and I will have made myself...
07-13-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By slim_77

41mpm. hmmm, thats fast. good stuff. Glad...

41mpm. hmmm, thats fast. good stuff. Glad you've recovered well...after two of my own crashes this season, and after some soul searching, I'm inspired.
07-09-10, 06:19 AM
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Posted By slim_77

I'm boycotting Superweek. Registration fees...

I'm boycotting Superweek.

Registration fees are flirting with ridiculous: $50 for some races, $40 for most...that is with the pre-reg discount.

You've got to be kidding me people!

4/5...
07-06-10, 09:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By slim_77

I want this race. It is on my comeback list.

I want this race. It is on my comeback list.
07-05-10, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By slim_77

Oh, yeah...I'm glad too. You should see the...

Oh, yeah...I'm glad too. You should see the helmet. sheesh.

The up side is that when I called my wife to tell her I crashed I was able to divert her attention to how much WORSE it is that I...
07-04-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By slim_77

I have the wonderful distinction of being the...

I have the wonderful distinction of being the first DNF of the entire friggin race.

Cat 3. Stage 1.

Felw really good. stayed in the top 20 on the circuit. With three laps to go, in a fast...
06-29-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By slim_77

yeah, that guy deserved some ole fashioned...

yeah, that guy deserved some ole fashioned cussing at.
06-29-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By slim_77

I'm in. Travel must be tough for a lot of folks...

I'm in. Travel must be tough for a lot of folks this year.

I'm going with 5 guys from Chicago, two teams. Spidermonkey Cycling (Goose Island's 312 is our title sponsor, big logo on back--hell,...
06-26-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,390
Posted By slim_77

IT is a matter of form. If you know the finish,...

IT is a matter of form. If you know the finish, plan your sprint half way through the race. Sort out the gears you will probably use in the final lap including through the final two turns.
...
06-26-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,496
Posted By slim_77

Getting stronger. Just spent 3 days in Galena,...

Getting stronger. Just spent 3 days in Galena, Il. Very very hilly. Lots of fun riding. I realy needed a change of scenery--but also some routes that could kick my butt. did several loops with a...
06-20-10, 10:09 PM
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Posted By slim_77

So my AP for tail-gunning a 6 corner crit before...

So my AP for tail-gunning a 6 corner crit before my mechanical: 250w for 33'. This is about 40w higher than my averages for "normal" racing. holding-600w for 10-20" every 10-20" sucks. It wasn't...
06-20-10, 12:48 AM
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Views: 667,773
Posted By slim_77

good work, man! I'm curious what kind of...

good work, man! I'm curious what kind of adjustments you made with the clip-on bars? saddle & bar height?
06-20-10, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,773
Posted By slim_77

yeah. That was me. I saw your guy on the...

yeah. That was me. I saw your guy on the ground. I hope he's alright...? I guess there were a bunch of crashes in the last few laps, one took out an old teammate/friend who's got really good legs...
06-19-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,773
Posted By slim_77

My cat 3 career is off with a wonderful whimper. ...

My cat 3 career is off with a wonderful whimper. My second DNF of the season. 6 corner crit. Lined up in the back, never moved up. Half way through the race my headset starts to make a "crack"...
06-16-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,496
Posted By slim_77

yep, same boat as mike. fun group ride tonight. ...

yep, same boat as mike. fun group ride tonight. we beat each other up pretty good. Still don't feel 100%, but I'm getting there. This weekend should be a good indicator (racing crit on sat & road...
06-16-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,266
Posted By slim_77

for most crits around here (~1 mile, 4 corner...

for most crits around here (~1 mile, 4 corner crit) it's that sweet spot between corners three and four that get all the action. A solid jump at or before corner 2 would be that...
06-13-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,302,593
Posted By slim_77

reminds me of a story my mom told me about "pete"...

reminds me of a story my mom told me about "pete" and "tony". She was young and someone gave them pet ducks. Grampa Ilija had to give them away, later their Slovak neighbors came by to thank them...
06-12-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By slim_77

Do some character analysis and see if Ze's...

Do some character analysis and see if Ze's description fits. (Too bad if it does.)



heh! I wanted to mess with a teammate's head the other night on our weekly training ride. I led out...
06-12-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,496
Posted By slim_77

TT practice. Dropped the bars 1cm; didn't adjust...

TT practice. Dropped the bars 1cm; didn't adjust the seat. I think I'm going to drop them one cm more, and then adjust the seat. My knees are coming too close to my elbows. I even grazed them once...
06-12-10, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,178,496
Posted By slim_77

Wow, that is scary. Excellent work, pops!

Wow, that is scary.

Excellent work, pops!
06-11-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,302,593
Posted By slim_77

coconut M&M's are amazing. and I just saw...

coconut M&M's are amazing.

and I just saw on TV that the messiah is here on earth (again?)...oh, my, they just updated the story...apparently there are three of them. (can there be more?)
...
06-11-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,302,593
Posted By slim_77

I understood. My response was meant to be...

I understood. My response was meant to be sarcastic as, I thought, was yours. However, I don't understand this response.

Sorry to spark some anger. I didn't mean to.
06-11-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,590
Posted By slim_77

You have the opportunity and can control your...

You have the opportunity and can control your fate. Passivity may open the space for regrets. Have a cup of coffee. You can always go back but going back up may be tough...
06-11-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By slim_77

which are easier to spin up, the 303s or the...

which are easier to spin up, the 303s or the V.aeroheads? I'd prefer to go with the "faster" spin up.

well, that's what I'd do if I had a wheel selection issue, like, ever.
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